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MARS ATTACKS – VOLUME 5 (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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Now on its fifth instalment the Mars Attacks series just keeps getting bigger and better at showcasing the best of upcoming and already established talent. Kick back and enjoy the latest round of progressive vibes from across the globe and we promise you will not be disappointed!

First up we have UK based producer Kevin Miller aka DJK with “Der Traum”. Kevin is an extremely talented guy at the mixing desk and has already seen releases perform very well on the circuit, this is also his second appearance on Mars Attacks and no doubt more will follow. “Der Traum” intros with solid kicks with the percussions building up the rhythm well. The bassline comes in to set the mood for one awesome ride through progressive house grooves with subtle melodies playing a part, top quality stuff.

Next up is Davide Catania with the amazing “Distant Dream”, a progressive trance inspired masterpiece. The track kicks off with a formulaic 4/4 beat that soon transforms when the bass and vocal break through into an almost uplifting kinda vibe. The big hitter on this tune is the wonderful melody, proper straight to the heart feel good sounds, perfect for any big floor!

Hailing from the Italian capitol, Rome, our next artist Charlie Nathan delivers a stunning slice of progressive tech house with the super charged grooves of “Valle Fiorita”. Classic oldskool drums are the perfect intro for what follows with crisp, clear hats and no frills synths and chords working their magic, giving off a very diverse style to the track, we love it and one to fill a lot of boxes.

UK based producer Horizons aka DJ Shy ramps up the energy with a breathtaking journey into progressive trance with his upbeat monster of a tune. From the start this tune will rock your socks off, wonderful pads over a grooving bassline and a solid well crafted beat will have that effect on you. Superb melodies are the big focus throughout this track as they draw you into a world full of bliss. A sure fire hit with the clubbing fraternity all over the world.

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20 March 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

NEEL V – KRISHNA EP (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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Leicester based DJ and producer Neel V returns to Green Martian after his debut on Mars Attacks Volume 4 with “Lost Stories Of India”. Keeping up with the deeper side of progressive we are treated to top notch stuff on this latest EP.

The title track “Krishna” is a strong solid prog vibe, well compressed thumping kick with tight sharp percs provide a steady rhythm. This track builds and builds many times with the pads adding intensity along the way, well crafted vocal stuttering takes us to the break where an ethnic vocal captivates the mind and some beautiful instruments create stunning melodies.

“Black Magic” provides subtle kicks and percussions this time around with the main focus going towards the melodic element. These melodies are expertly crafted with a variety of Eastern sounding instruments and again we see brilliant use of ethnically charged vocal, absolutely stunning work.

“Sleep Walking” rounds up this EP in style. Neel V’s talents really shine here with a very eclectic vision of how his sound should be, in particular the vocal samples used. Eastern influences are all over this track and done in a genius way with added melancholic melodies adding stark contrasts, very well constructed.

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13 March 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

ANDRE BONSOR – PHANTOM HIGHWAYS (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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UK based producer Andre makes his full debut on Green Martian with the impressive Phantom Highway. Andre has a lot of releases on various labels including Adaptation, Seasons Recordings, Digitalma and more, usually focusing on the deep house side of things. Today we bring you a super-charged groove delving into the deep forces of house music backed up with a remix from 06R.

The original mix gets us straight into that deep sound kicking off with cool sweeping pads building up to a huge thumping kick with familiar sounding housey chords, a chunky, gritty bassline sneaks up and grabs hold of you and settles into a driving rhythm while the pads continue to mesmerize. On the break we are treated to some superb funky instruments that get us ready for more phat grooving.

The ever popular Tokyo based 06R provides a stunning remix, fresh from “Obsidian Eyes” Hisataka again delivers his unique sound full of sweeping melodic sequences that really take hold of your mind, absolutely epic stuff again and a pleasure to listen to. Upbeat vibe builds and builds to a true prog trance groove, the right amount of everything is packed into this and will be a top choice for many!

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6 March 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BLUFELD – THOUGHTSCAPES (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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The stunning talent of Blufeld shines through on this his third studio album. Embroiled in emotive, melodic sounds there is a poetic element as the tracks weave out a story to be told.

Kicking off we have a wonderful melodic intro filled with light, breezy sounds which is a perfect way to set us up for the journey ahead.

The title track “Thoughtscapes” is a super sweet ride on the edges of progressive house and trance, upbeat, fresh and feel good vibe radiates through the speakers and directly into your thoughts. Quite chunky bass adds texture and those melodies release the good chemicals in the brain giving that perfect euphoric feeling.

“Delve” would be considered one of the more darker vibes here with its heavier kicks and deep sinister bassline, sweeping gated vox sounds find their way on top of some brilliant synth work creating awesome melodies, superb!

“All My Life” takes on a more solid progressive approach, again we see some tight drum and percussion work with a constant offset bass delivering a steady groove. Throughout the track a surreal pad captures the imagination and totally hooks you into this sound.

“One Little Wish” is a brilliant extension to the previous track, carrying the vibe along with a lot more melody and a bassline that constantly morphs keeping you locked in to the groove. This is a track that you will listen to again and again finding different sounds with each rotation, very very well constructed.

At the midway point we get “Profound” which is a true progressive trance tune with the kicks and crisp percs providing a solid and steady rhythm. Real nice melodies combine with a cool almost oldskool pad section on the break. A track that will grace a lot of boxes for sure.

“The Sky Between Us” is a typically awesome Blufeld track, lots of layers with differing textures are arranged beautifully over a chunky bassline and delivering a solid slice of prog. It has the qualities of a dark edged track with an uplifting feeling, brilliant.

“Viewpoint” is one of those musical moments that captivates the mind, warm, lush sounds swirl around in a melodic carousel. Very subtle intro that soon settles into a solid progressive groove, the many sounds build layer upon layer with a tight drum arrangement cementing the vibe. Real nice flow on this and a firm favourite for sure.

“Told You So” takes a slight different direction in the signature style, progressive breaks veering towards 4/4 with light melodies and a heavy bassline. Another fine moment of thought provoking music hooking you in for the duration.

“Clarity” is a short melodic interlude filled with the melodies we have come to love within this album, simply beautiful.

Finishing this album, but not our journey, is “I’m Found”. Blufeld’s talents allow him to create a wonderfully sublime soundscape that invokes a feeling of realisation through sweet subtle sounds and a quality drum arrangement, a fitting way to leave the album and continue with your own thoughts.

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27 February 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

CITIZEN 42 & PHILTHY CHIT – CURIOUS MIND (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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Citizen 42 aka Andy Tau and Philthy Chit aka Phil Taylor & Chitra Kumar join forces to give us “Curious Mind” backed up with a couple of quality mixes. The guys have an already impressive resume within the Bonzai stable and are continuing to show their talent with tracks like this. Andy Tau is no stranger to the scene with a slew of releases under various guises and he continues to show his talent with support all over the world. Phil and Chitra got together in 2007 and have been mixing and producing ever since, they are regular DJ’s and have played alongside the cream of the crop. They have hosted many parties with the likes of M.I.K.E, Tucandeo and Andy Tau gracing the decks.

First up is the original mix, a wonderful progressive vibe is kicked off with a kick and arp combination that builds and builds with a chugging bassline up to a real solid groove. Crisp percussions and a well crafted melodic sequence will get the floors moving, amazing!

Melbourne based Narel aka Nick Simmons is up next on the remix. Nick is a veteran on the Bonzai scene with releases on some of the classic labels and remixing for top artists. Now we see him return with a stunning take on the original track here. Trancey breaks get us moving and soon the melodies build up with epic pads and arps, the bassline creeps up and morphs its way through the track with the filters doing a great job creating classic acid sounds, pure quality.

Fresh from their latest release “Sunrise Over Ganymede”, Tom Conrad & Andre Bonsor take to the mixing desk once again. Progressive trance at its best! Slowly building its way to a true stomper with a tight kick and crisp hats, the bassline teases and teases until suddenly it breaks out to its full head bobbing glory, what a bassline it is! Subtle melodies make their way through the track and you find yourself totally immersed in the groove with this. Perfect.

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20 February 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

AFTERHOUR TRAX #7 (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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New installment in the Afterhour Trax series, this time with original tracks and remixes from John 00 Fleming, Airwave, Ewan Pearson, Quadran, Pierre Deutschmann, Planisphere , Digital Angel,Frank Le Fever, Moshic, Miika Kuisma, MSZ, Kay D, Loquai, Innate, Matan Caspi, Irad Brant, Manu Riga, Nancy Burrello, Filth & Splendour, Breeze, Quadrat, Relaunch, Abi-Q & Raw-E, Crocy, Fusion F & Come T, Janeiro, Rishi K., Kintar, Lu Chase, Michael & Levan, Stiven Rivic, Simon Firth, Matteo Monero, Ehsan Zadegan, Aiemo, Guy Mantzur, and Stephan Bazbaz.

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13 February 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BLUFELD – VIEWPOINT (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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Music maestro Blufeld delivers another top quality production on our main label with this latest release which is backed up with some superb remixes.

“Viewpoint” is one of those musical moments that captivates the mind, warm, lush sounds swirl around in a melodic carousel. Very subtle intro that soon settles into a solid progressive groove, the many sounds build layer upon layer with a tight drum arrangement cementing the vibe. Real nice flow on this and a firm favourite for sure.

One of our most popular remixers Kevin Vega steps up to the desk with a more darker, harder edged sound while keeping the focus on the original. Well tuned kicks and percussions reside over some awesome synths where the melodies are almost sinister with a gritty feeling, top stuff!

Blufeld ramps up the energy on the first of two of his own remixes. Blufeld’s Distorted Reality Retake is a lot more upbeat with pulsating rhythms and some wonderful variations on the original melodies which will put this remix into a lot of playlists, big sound!

For his second remix we see Blufeld turn his hand to a more chilled out ambient sound which he does so very well. Beautiful sounds with feel good qualities that are perfect for those lazy days or relaxing evenings where your mind will wander, sublime.

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6 February 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

NATALIA DATA & ED LEE – MAGIC POD (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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Getting together for a second time we have a duo that work very well indeed. Natalia has enjoyed releases on Sounds Of Juan and Belak Records. UK producer Ed Lee returns to Bonzai after a successful remix of Wonji’s “Lord I’m Still Standing”, he also has enjoyed releases on Sounds Of Juan, Stripped Digital and Hype Muzik. Here the duo come up with a truly sublime slice of prog house on this 2 tracker.

First up is Ed’s remix of “Magic Pod”, nice pound on the kicks and the hats are just the right amount of crisp, steadily racing toward the superb bassline that dominates throughout the rest of the track. The break has a surprisingly sweet melodic sequence with a lush pad and nice arps, the kick back takes us straight into more of this well worked groove.

“Quintette” has a more lighter feel, beautiful arps fade in and out, solid kicks and percs are joined by a surreal piano chord. On the break the tune turns gritty with a deep deep bass, settling in to a well paced hypnotic journey.

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23 January 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

SOLARSTONE PLAYS CONRAD & BONSOR

Solarstone included Conrad & Bonsor – Sunrise Over Ganymede (Van Bellen Remix) in his latest Solaris International radioshow.

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21 January 2013 UPDATES Read more

TOM CONRAD & ANDRE BONSOR – SUNRISE OVER GANYMEDE (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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UK based duo Tom and Andre team up for a wonderful slice of prog house with a couple of quality remixes. Tom has an impressive CV in EDM, growing up with the sounds of the 80’s with New Order and Tears For Fears and later on the Rave scene. Clubbing and working all over the English Midlands it wasn’t long before production called and releases on Seasons Recordings, Open Bar and Sniff Your Ears Recordings to name a few would follow. Andre has seen releases on the same labels and the guys have joined forces on a few occasions in the past. “Sunrise Over Ganymede” comes with 2 great remixes.

The original is a real treat, starting off with a sweet melodic sound, sharp crisp hats are soon followed by a perfect kick. The melody continues throughout with lots of different sounds playing a role, a nice pad lies in the background. The bassline takes hold and a steady hypnotic rhythm is formed, classy stuff.

DJ and Producer Rishi Gargour aka Rishi. K is at the controls for the first of 2 remixes. Rishi’s “White Crane” on GM was well received and here his talents shine yet again. Moving into the deeper end of prog house with a deep thud on the kicks and a sublime bassline. Lots of FX fill the spaces and some very nifty instruments play a big role here, very well crafted remix indeed.

Van Bellen is up next with a superb solid groover. Spanish producer Yoogie offers up a taste of epic progressive house vibes, fully charged chugging bassline with a host of wonderful FX gets under your skin and holds you in its grip, huge sound here and will be on a lot of playlists for sure.

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9 January 2013 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

BEST OF GREEN MARTIAN 2012 (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

 

Best Of Green Martian 2012 comes with original tracks and remixes by 06R, Rishi K., Chris M, Showave, Blufeld, Manu Riga, Quadran, Philthy Chit, DJK, George V, Mr.Raf & Hezi Rachmani, DJ Shy presents Horizons, Danny Jahr, Single Man, Neel V, Janeiro, and Nu Fjord featuring Belle.

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19 December 2012 FEATURED  RELEASES Read more

VELVET GIRL & NANCY BURRELLO – IN BETWEEN (GREEN MARTIAN)

 

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Fresh from the last outing on Bonzai Progressive with “Time-X”, Nancy joins forces with Laurent Verronez and his Velvet Girl guise to bring a stunning slice of prog house-trance to the Green Martian imprint. Both these artists have an impressive back catalogue and it is this experience and professionalism that leads to tracks like this gracing our ears.

“In Between” has a classic progressive flavour from the start, building on this to a fully charged prog monster with house and a bit of trance in mind. Superb hypnotic strings are prominent throughout and a heavy chorded piano stab dominate along with a catchy bassline. Lots of melodies play in and out and this track is in complete harmony.

“Lovin Saint-Germain” is a more housey affair, very disco feel on the intro with the cowbell percussion, this soon leads into that house vibe with a prog groove. Building on we are treated to one awesome musical journey that has everything from funky bass to an almost downtempo feeling, beautiful string and pad arrangements feature heavily with a guitar making an appearance now and again. The break is just wonderful and the build up takes us back into a real feel good vibe that you just want to go on forever and ever.

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